A firefighting plane from Russia has crashed on Saturday in a mountainous area of southern Turkey, which sadly killed eight crew members and emergency workers aboard as Russia’s Defense Ministry said.
The Russian ministry said five Russian and three Turkish citizens were on the amphibious Beriev Be-200, which crashed when it was trying to land in Turkey’s Adana province. A team to investigate this breathtaking accident was dispatched to the Kahramanmaras area, by a Turkey media
Russian President, Vladimir Putin condolences the families of the Russian crew who, unfortunately. Also has asked the defence minister to prepare the documents to provide them with the posthumous awards. The crashed plane was part of the Russian navy.
Putin also sent a telegram of condolences on telegram to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “Russians together with Turks are dealing with the natural disaster that happened in your country and we feel unity in grief.”
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeted that he was greatly saddened by the deaths and said their “heroic sacrifices”. This is misfortunate for us and could not be forgotten.
Kahramanmaras governor Omer Faruk Coskun “We had dispatched a plane to the area but we lost communication with the plane a while ago and it crashed. We dispatched many units to the area where the plane crashed,” he said.